SIAT is a widely covered biennial international event organized by ARAI. SIAT serves as an important forum for sharing ideas and knowledge concerning promising areas of Automotive Engineering and Technology, wherein eminent experts world over present Keynote and Technical Papers in multiple sessions. The forthcoming edition of SIAT, i.e. SIAT 2017, the 15th in the series, is being organized by ARAI in association with SAEINDIA, NATRiP and SAE International, at its campus in Pune (India) from 18 to 21 January 2017. In this symposium over 200 technical papers, including 40 Keynotes, on various subjects will be presented.